The intent of this web site is to serve our far-flung family. Any feedback is welcome! Just click the "Comments/Suggestions" link under the buttons in the upper-left corner of the screen. Michael K Kemp
Fall 2008: I've had the pleasure of indulging my passion for blade smithing again. And this time I mean business! It will take me a year or two to get worthy - but you can check out my progress here: Elemental Forge LLC
Here's some photos from Maggie's 90th Birthday Party!!!
January 2007 saw the launch of another web project - check out the blog: What Was Your First Clue?
|Just so you know I'm not a TOTAL recluce - I have many friends out here:
|and not just trees, but BIRDS! and CHIPMUNKS! I'ts a pain when Danita nags me about tracking coyote droppings through the house.
Anybody that knows me knows by now that Danita and I have been incredibly happy together for many years...
|So let me introduce you to some more of the extended family ... especially Granddaughter Emma! Here are some photo galleries - un-edited (Hey ... I ain't retired yet - I've only got so much time!)
Photos from our hike to Berley and Craig Lakes to see what the B&B Complex fires had done to the area - July 10 2004
Here's some photos from the year 2000.
Believe it or not, there are some people that I have not subjected to Danita and my Hawai'i trip photos. And that have actually REQUESTED to see them (they all live far from Eugene and lack the sense to stay quiet)!
Click the photo to see the thumbnail gallery:
Michael's Famous Yurt Project!
Click on the drawing for progress photos...
The drawing at left gives an idea of the "yurt" being built. It ignores the fact that there is a seven foot drop across this elevation. For scale, the windows are 6' high, the skylight is 5' across, the walls are 10' high and the diameter is 31'. The French doors in the center of the drawing face our little stream. Not bad, hey?
May 7 - all site prep is completed for the bulldozer to come in and grade the road later this week.
June 26 - new photos - the Yurt is up! (click on the drawing)
Final interior work done in February 2001. Fini.
| Here's my Solstice card from 1999 - click on
it for the BIG picture
The photo is of a magnificent old maple that lives at the top of Doane Mountain back behind our place ... Jim and Puck and I spent many an afternoon up there (lo those many years ago).